Desert mystery: Why have pronghorn antelope returned to Death Valley?

A female pronghorn pauses while eating wildflowers along a highway near the Mojave Desert town of Beatty, Nev. It is unclear why the creatures are returning to the unforgiving desert in and around Death Valley National Park.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

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Louis Sahagun is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. He covers issues ranging from religion, culture and the environment to crime, politics and water. He was on the team of L.A. Times writers that earned the Pulitzer Prize in public service for a series on Latinos in Southern California and the team that was a finalist in 2015 for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news. He is a CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California board member, and author of the book, “Master of the Mysteries: the Life of Manly Palmer Hall.”